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09-23-2012 02:52 AM
Nearly every studio uses Auto Tune which corrects pitch variances. There is a certain amount that can be used live as well. you can also use harmonizers or add aditional tracks recording and pick and choose what words of that track wille used cutting an pasting parts together till you have a nearly flawless recording. reproducing what you hear on a recording live is a whole differen ball game. If the peoples talent isnt there live, the audiance will surely be dissapointed.. If they try to lip sync it, its even a bigger cheat to the public, at least it is in my book. I'm not against using some canned samples triggered for a live event like in the case of a keyboard player using his bag o tricks, but as a musician, I want to see people perform, Not what they can build note for note in a computer. Any jackass with some musical education can do that.
09-23-2012 05:32 AM
Robotics is a very old art form, older than recordings. Many see it as a new art form but its roots date back far longer than most realize. Simple music boxes date back to ancient Greeks if I remember right. A music box is a mechanical sequencer. So is a player piano. The artwork is in the sequencing. Hearing the playback becomes dull in short order. Modern DAWs can be interacted with through controllers and whatever sequence is pre planned can be accessed live. I've seen very good artists like Todd Rundgren do a whole show with computer backup, but at least he was a great musician who sang, played guitar and keyboards live. I'd prefer to see actual musicians play than listen to a sequencer or recording any day. A person can interact with a computer as an instrument but the computer cannot interact with people the way other people can with each other so the emotional element just doesnt exhist in the music. Without that and its human flaws I find electronica music and lip syncing as boaring as it gets.
sadly pop music artists are lip singers, especially the boy bands or tween pop. That whole thing about "DJ" artists with just putting on an LP onto a turntable shouldn't even be called live, as much as I like "DJ" type of music. There may be slight differences in presentation of their songs due to knob movements, but in my book moving knobs up or down isn't really live. Something about rock and metal bands that is still powerful as they do still actually play live.
09-23-2012 07:20 PM
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